March 30, 2020
President Trump announced his late April prediction for ending social isolation. One hundred years ago the world celebrated the Roaring Twenties. With all the world a sleeping giant locked in at home, welcome you to what I dub the Snoring Twenties.
We have a workman coming in morning to repair three immediate problems with the house exterior. Last week he fixed two patches of roof shingles blown away in a rainstorm before water could get to our ceilings. I took an hour to do an inventory. We always have kept a full freezer of foods discounted at Kroger.
We hope to only visit Kroger or Aldi no more than twice in next month. Here is our grocery list in freezer and cupboards. –Hank Nuwer
2 Venison Roasts
Chicken 3 packages
Pork—8 pieces of prime loin
One frozen oatmeal (tomorrow)
1 turkey breast
1 lentil soup and 1 chicken soup—already prepared
1 frozen beans
1 bison ground
3 ground beef packages
2 packages of salad shrimp
15 loafs of unbaked bread to heat in oven
2 packages and 2 separate weiners with buns and one sauerkraut can. About a quarter jar of mustard.
1 stewed pork, already cooked
One frozen tortilla package extra big
One mushroom can
3 bacon and 1 real sausage and 1 plant sausage
Ham 2 packages—one a butt and one sliced for sandwiches
Salmon one package of small portions
1 big beef roast
Vegetables frozen, 6 packages, 10 cans mixed vegetables, asparagus, peas
Two bags of blood oranges
Two apples and a jar of Gosia’s homemade applesauce (just finished her aunt’s homemade apricot jam).
One jar of blueberry jam
Two packages of street tacos
Every spice known to “chefdom”
3 tins of sardines
1 1/3 bottles of olive oil from Tunisia
½ tin of rough-cut oatmeal
1 bag of wheat cereal
6 bottles of flavorings and marinades for pork, chicken, steak
2 beef steak packages
Five bags of coffee and four boxes of green tea
1 bag of South American Yerba mate
1 bag of pancake mix (use one sliced and cored apple with it for breakfast)
6 frozen oatmeal cookies
2 packages of frozen cookies to bake. They come in squares. Will bake two at a time.
Five packages of pasta; five Ragu jars of marinara or marinara and garlic
1 jar of garlic
1 quart of milk and 1 package of unsalted butter (This will be most missed—soon. If we have to go to Kroger for replacement milk, butter and greens, it will be at 7 a.m. on day of lowest foot traffic).
½ package of salad greens (must use for lunch or toss). But we have 6 bottles of salad dressing—cruel joke. Ha.
1 package of meatless chili
3 tins of chili peppers